Can anything good come from having PD?
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:22 PM
PD is a terrible dis-ease that robs life's normal routine, balance is poor, walking is very difficult and a bunch of other crap is making my body act as if it was 98 - I'm 54
Yet in the dis-ease I have been amazed at the wonder of what I use to consider "normal."
For example, walking three steps is simply amazing to me now. How our bodies and minds keep balance as we shift all of our weight from one leg to another without even thinking about it! Some people believe this body of ours developed by "chance" (evolution) with no Designer putting us together. Our body is so complex... I cannot believe it came to be without some One designing it.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:59 PM
However, my good may be someone else’s not so good.
Improvise, Adapt and Overcome
Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:46 PM
Dx'd 3/12 @ 48. Symptoms 7 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 25/250 6x daily, CR 2 pills at bedtime
No DaT scan, normal MRI. Dx'd by observation of neurologist,
Symptoms: left side rigidity when "off", sleep disruption, no sense of smell, minor fatigue, back pain
Still an optimist - what is wrong with me?
Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:25 PM
I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:02 AM
-English is not my first language !
-Aged 39. Diagnosed at 35.
-Currently on madopar (levodopa and benserazide, 500mg daily) and Azilect (1mg daily).
Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:04 PM
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:20 PM
I agree with others here that PD can be used for good. Sure, if it had been my choice, I wouldn't have asked for it. However, I believe that we are often presented with trials in this life so that we can become more like the One who orchestrates the trials in the first place, but also so that we can eventually be of help to someone else who is facing or struggling with the same thing. Empathy is a great quality...but remember that to gain it, we must be taught by the very "beast" that we are eventually able to empathize with. There's no way around that. My trust is in God...who created me, sustains me, and desires the best for me...it's not always easy, but growth of any kind never is. He doesn't promise an easy road (in fact, quite the opposite), but He does promise to always be with me. Faith is my lifeline...I've always been up front about that. I know there is always a reason for what God does, even if it's only to cause me to depend on Him more. Peace and blessings to each of you...
Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:03 AM
"For [Susan's husband, John], it's been an understandably difficult time. "Every day I wake up, and I feel sad. That's my first emotion," he says. "And then I roll over, and I look at Susan, and I realize that she's not allowing herself to feel that way, so I can't, and I don't." Susan adds that she has down moments but is "generally doing pretty darn well.""
Wow. Inspiring indeed.
Thanks, vietkieu, for sharing Susan's story.
Edited by OneWingedVictory, 25 March 2013 - 07:05 AM.
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